Transfer Admissions

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SUNY College at Old Westbury welcomes the distinctive experiences transfer students add to the life and activity of our campus. We are also committed to providing excellent academic programs to help you further your education. Following are the transfer requirements and a guide to the application process for those seeking transfer admission to Old Westbury.

Basic Admission Requirements

There are different grade point average requirements for transfer students, dependent on the School or program in which you are interested.

  • School of Business: 3.0 for B.S. in Accounting; 2.7 for B.S. in Business Administration
  • School of Education: 3.0 for all programs
  • School of Arts and Sciences: 2.0 for all programs

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 72 transfer credits will be awarded. Credits appearing on the transcript of another accredited college that were taken at that college are evaluated by the Office of the Registrar for transfer to Old Westbury. Transfer credit for courses taken at institutions that operate on a quarter system is limited to computed equivalence in semester hours.

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How to Apply

The recommended application date for transfer students is March 15th for fall 2014 entry; October 15th for spring 2015 entry. To ensure a timely review of your application, it is best to act early. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.

Follow the simple steps below for admission as a transfer to Old Westbury:These applications dates are recommended to ensure the most efficient processing of your materials. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.

Step 1: Apply Online

SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application. Please complete and submit only one of these applications. Both require a $50 non-refundable application fee.

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The SUNY Online application

is accepted by SUNY campuses only and and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

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The Common Application

is accepted by more than 400 selective colleges nationwide and allows you to apply to any participating school with one application.

Step 2: Forward Transcripts and Test Results

Transfer applicants must submit a high school transcript and transcripts from all colleges attended. All transcripts may be sent electronically. If you are mailing any documents for admission, use the mailing address listed in Step 3.

Step 3: Submit Supplemental Essay

Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay. Download the essay assignment
Applicants are encouraged to submit supplemental forms electronically to the enroll@oldwestbury.edu mailbox, however, hard copies should be mailed to the following address:

SUNY Old Westbury
Admission Processing
279 Broadway
Albany, New York 12204-2755

Step 4: Submit all other requested items

Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. Should you be asked for such information, please be certain to provide a prompt response and submission.